Ok, this is really behind.  I apologize.  Things have been a little hectic here. 

I do want to share that on Memorial Day and the day after Memorial Day, James' Corpsman and Marine brothers came to visit!

It's hard when we hear people say, "Happy Memorial Day!" or "Enjoy the day off!" For Gold Star parents and families of the fallen, we don't get a day off; our loss is always there. We are glad that folks can enjoy the bbq's and time off but ask them to remember why we have these freedoms. We don't dwell on the fact that we lost James at only 22 years old but now can smile when we think of how we were fortunate enough to have 22 years with such an amazing young man. Through this dark tunnel we must walk, a light appeared in the form of James' fellow Corpman and Marines who paid us a visit and attended a memorial service for James and all of those who gave their all for our freedom at the cemetery. It was a day to remember, a day to reflect and a day that brought us pride in knowing these brave young men who serve and served alongside James. Thank you all for making us smile-Semper Fi

I've added additional pictures to the photo gallery.

 

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